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C.    Costs., Benefits, and Effectiveness (Continued)

Types of Benefits Provided; Under the Bilingual Vocational Training Pro-
gram, Individualswith limited English-speaking ability are trained for
gainful employment as semi-skilled or skilled workers in environments where
English is the language normally used. Under the Bilingual Vocational
Instructor Training Program, participants receive training in vocational
skills, in the methodology of bilingual education, and in job-placement
techniques as well as job-related Enylish-as-a-second-languaye (ESL)
instruction or related course work.

Program Effectiveness:    No current information is available,

D.  Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation;

It is proposed that training be provided for ESL and vocational instructors
at the local education agency level, in the use of computerized
language analysis of vocational instructional materials for the purpose
of preparing job-related ESL curricula.

There is also a need to provide traininy for the staffs of State education
agencies and of institutions of higher education in the development of
bilingual vocational instructor training programs.

E., and F»

No new information.

III. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b)

Juarez and Associates of Los Angeles, California, is preparing a report
identifying successful strategies used in the six currently funded biling-
ual vocational instructor training projects.

Contacts for Further Information

Program Operations:    James F. Rogers, (202) 447-9227

Velma Robinson—BVT,  (202) 732-1752

Barbara Wells—BVIT,  (202) 732-1840
Program Studies      :    Robert Stonehill, (202) 245-9401

Notes

1.    The   Carl   D.   Perkins   Vocational   Education   Act   of   1984,   P.L.   98-524
(October 19, 1984), authorizes bilingual vocational education

through FY 1989.

2.    The Omnibus  Budget Reconciliation Act  of  1981,  P.L.  97-35 establishes
an authorization for  this  program under the Vocational   Education  Act
of $735  million,   with   no   specific   authorization   for   bilinyual    vo-
cational training.

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